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How to start App Expose without using Force Touch or the keyboard?

I know there was a way to trigger App Expose, by pointing the mouse cursor over an dock icon, and scrolling the mouse wheel. As far as I remember, it was something I had to enable with the "defaults" ...
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Exposé App Focus Loss issue

macOS Sierra (10.12.6) When I enter Exposé using any method, I select my desired window and it comes to the forefront, but then focus switches back to my previous app no matter what. Example: Doing ...
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Mission Control app switching is broken - chosen app is NOT focused

Problem: Activate mission control Chose app - eg. Click Safari Mission control exit animation plays, but an app OTHER than Safari has focus. I cannot express how frustrating this is. There is ...
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Why I cannot use the expose and launchpad from the touch bar?

Here is an image of the touch bar layout I normally connect my MBP to two external monitors. When I try to use the expose and launchpad (The third and forth icons from the left) from the touch bar, ...
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Close window with middle mouse button in Expose

How can I configure Expose to enable closing of Windows with the middle mouse button, like it is possible in Compiz/Scale Plugin on Linux?
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Mac Show All Windows for an app in dock Sierra

When I had El Capitan, I was able to (or assigned a shortcut to) : when I hovered over a dock icon and scrolled up (with mouse or trackpad), it would show all windows of the dock application i hovered ...
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Create a space from script on El Capitan

I'm using Slate window manager and I wanted a way to create a new space on El Capitan using script. I have found other solutions like the following, but it doesn't work on El Capitan. list 1 would ...
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How is the iPhone 7 waterproof if its charging port is exposed?

as someone interested in Electronics, this has bugged me for far to long, and I am hoping someone can put an answer to end this annoyance. My current idea as to how: the entire port is isolated ...
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Window manager freezes when triggering Exposé on macOS Sierra?

On my MacBook Pro (Early 2015), I've been struggling with a problem since I upgraded to Sierra. I don't use Exposé very often, but some times, when I trigger it accidentally with a swipe on the ...
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Useless swipe in App Exposé in Sierra

If I invoke Exposé and use the gesture to swipe between fullscreen apps, open windows from other applications will show (similar to ⌘+⇥). However, I cannot click on them to bring them to the front, so ...
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Speed up Mission Control animations in macOS Sierra

Introduced in macOS Sierra, the user can control how fast the Mission Control animation moves to the “end view”, by how fast the action is performed on a trackpad. I think the default setting is much ...
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Chrome popups impossible to find

I have a MacBook Pro with two external monitors connected. I also use Spaces, so I have three displays visible at any time, and a couple of virtual desktops, and a couple of apps running full screen. ...
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Is there a way to show all open windows in OSX 10.9+?

In OSx 10.5, there was a way to show all open windows in a given space using expose. I always had my bottom left hotcorner set to "show all windows" and my top right hotcorner set to "show desktop", ...
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Know how many windows are open for an app at a glance

Is there a way to know at a glance how many windows are open for an app? In the dock, using El Capitan, a black dot appears under running app icons, but if windows are on top of each other (i.e. ...
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App Expose, show XCode project name

Few versions of OSX ago, the project name was shown under the XCode window, when app expose was used... now just the open file name is shown, which totally useless I cannot navigate to my open ...
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How to force one app to stay on the last screen?

I'm always using full-screen apps, and I like to have the Terminal app "sticky" as a last application on the carousel. Whenever a new app is opened in full-screen, it take this last place and I have ...
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Mission control el capitan desktop thumbnail

I have recently moved from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, and there is something I'm missing currently and hope it is a gesture I don't know. In Snow Leopard, when looking at all your desktop (Exposés ...
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Can't switch to full screen apps or evoke Mission Control after sleep

Occasionally when I am working and put my MacBook to sleep, when I wake it up again, I am unable to switch to apps that I have had open in full screen. Similarly, if I open an app after sleep, switch ...
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App Exposé: Stop rearranging windows based on most recent use

There's an option to stop mission control from rearranging spaces based on most recent use, but it looks like there's no equivalent for doing the same to windows in App Exposé. Whenever I swipe down ...
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What does hidden windows mean?

Mission control supposed to show everything running on Mac. The definition for Mission Control given by this website also confirms that (see the screen shot shown bellow. EDIT: This has now been ...
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OSX Yosemite - Mission Control stopped working

Not sure how long this has been happening, but I just noticed it AFTER Yosemite update. Mission control just does not work: using hot corners, keyboard shortcut, or even double clicking Mission ...
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Mission control - application windows cascade view

I'm struggling to find a solution for displaying Application Windows into a stacked/grouped/cascade view. I'd like to point out that i'm not referring to the general Mission Control which displays all ...
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App Exposé Window Ordering?

When App Exposé shows my browser windows (i.e., 4-finger swipe down or Control-↓), the order of the windows changes from one time to the next, and I cannot find the window I'm looking for easily. ...
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How to modify app expose to show only open windows of current application on current desktop?

I have OS X 10.8.5. I typically have several windows of some applications open on more than one desktop. When using App Expose, it shows all of the open windows of the current application on all ...
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Terminal commands for “Application Windows” and “Show Desktop” in Mountain Lion

The title pretty much says it all. I need to know the terminal commands for "Application Windows" and "Show Desktop" in Mountain Lion so I can make aliases on the dock with Automator. I don't like hot ...
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Dock/Expose not working, Desktop stuck with gray background (Lion)

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.5 and the Dock/Mission Control/Desktop functionality is totally broken. My dock is not present after startup so I have to start all applications from Spotlight. I can't ...
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Show exposé/“All Application Windows” from the dock

Is there anyway to show all the windows for one application (aka Exposé) from the window icon on the launcher? I know it is possible by right-clicking on the icon and then "Show All Windows", but I ...
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Make middle-click on app icon in dock show app window exposé once more

In earlier versions of OS X (Snow Leopard, maybe?), middle-click on an open application's icon in the Dock would have the same effect as right-click -> show all windows. In (Mountain) Lion, this is ...
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Multi-Monitor Mac — Possible to keep one screen static in Mission Control?

I have a rMBP and a Thunderbolt display, and I love using both displays simultaneously. I also use Mission Control to have several separate work spaces. What I would love is for a way to have my ...
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can you set an application to come to the desktop you are on osx

I know that you can lock an application to a certain desktop, and if you select that application(either through the dock or command+tab), then OSX will change your desktop to the one where the ...
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Modify Expose button on my macbook for another shortcut?

The F3 button on my rMBP has a figure which shows 3 rectangles, pressing the button without the FN key initiates the Expose function. I want to modify that key for another function. However I cannot ...
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How to get old Dock Exposé on Mountain Lion?

Dock Exposé was a Snow Leopard feature which allowed users to click on an app on the Dock and, holding that click, windows of that app would be exposed. On Mountain Lion, Dock Exposé doesn't seem to ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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How do I reassign the F3 key to another application?

I have a gesture for Exposé so I need another button (the F3) to do the same. I'd love to replace F3 to show/hide the MacBartender app. Would it be possible to reassign this key for such a use? I ...
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Control arrow key to jump to the next word

I have OS X 10.6.8 and I run MS Word:Mac 2011. I programmed the keyboard to allow me to jump from word to word in a document by hitting Control + Arrow key. This makes word processing much faster. ...
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Expose on OS X 10.7

Is there a way to get OS X 10.5-type Expose for windows, on OS X 10.7? I've found the new "Mission Control", but I haven't figured out how to get it to show me all my windows, like before. It shows ...
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restart hot corners

On Snow Leopard (latest version, but it's been happening for a while), I have the top right corner set to show Spaces, and the bottom right to show the Desktop. Occasionally, often enough to be ...
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How to reset the MissionControl/Expose/Spaces settings to defaults on Lion?

I set Mission Control to "Show Application Windows" (Expose) with a mouse button or hot corner. Great, it shows all of the windows of the current foreground app across all spaces/desktops. However,...
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Is there a gesture to drag and drop with Expose on Lion?

I know it could be done by pressing F3 button while dragging an item but I really need the five-finger-gesture for that. On Snow Leopard, I could drag an item with my thumb and then use the ...
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What happened to Exposé?

Before Lion I used Exposé daily. Now with Lion it's gone and Mission Control is in its place. Now when I use MC it groups all my open pages instead of showing each page. This is kind of a pain when ...
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Is there a key stroke to switch to a fullscreen app in Lion?

I normally switch around my virtual desktops using the ctrl+num. Now, Exposé shows all the desktops and the fullscreen app whereupon clicking the fullscreen app rectangle will take me back to it. I'd ...
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How do I reorganize windows in Exposé?

Under Snow Leopard, sometimes a strange behaviour occurs in Exposé. I swipe four fingers down to activate it, optionally hover over another window, and swipe four fingers (I believe) again. Instead of ...
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Finder allows rename on Exposing desktop

When I press F11, It directly shows me the current-desktop of OSX. Now, Let me describe the issue ( which is an issue according to me ). Step 1) open any finder window ( for example as follows. Here,...
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'Show Desktop' Mission Control/Expose Not Functioning

I have recently upgraded to OS X Lion. I have mapped the keys via Mission Control preFpane as follows: F9 is 'Mission Control', F10 is 'Show Desktop'. F11 is 'Application Windows' F9 and F11 works as ...
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Application Exposé with fullscreen window?

Application Exposé (sometimes known as Application Windows) is a wonderful feature. One that I have wished for very hard! However, it seems it isn't available when an using an application window in ...
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Can I install Spaces and Exposé on Lion?

Like many of you, I'm sure, Mission Control isn't quite cutting it for me in Lion. I much preferred Spaces and Exposé. So, naturally, I tried reinstalling them on Lion. I got Spaces.app, Expose.app, ...
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How to disable the most recently used items in App Exposé on Lion?

When using App Exposé on Lion ( Control-↓ by default), the lower part of the screen above the dock is reserved for minimized windows. A new feature of at least TextEdit in Lion is that it also ...
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Is Mission Control an addition to Exposé & Spaces UI or a replacement?

Lion has Mission Control that combines features from both Exposé and Spaces. Do the old Exposé and Spaces UIs still exist in Lion or does Mission Control replace them? I've heard mixed rumors about ...
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Is there a way to refresh symbolichotkeys.plist without logging out?

There is an extremely annoying bug in OS X with a non-Apple mouse where every time I reboot I have to go into ~/Library/Preferences and delete com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist, logout, then reset my ...
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Unset Fn Key Activating Expose

When I first got my Macbook Pro, I somewhere came across a setting that let me map the Fn key to the same action as the 'F3' command, which I guess is the 'Expose' feature where it shows all open ...